Restorative Stories

The Barrow Group (TBG) believes stories have the power to transform lives for the better – by helping people connect with their humanity through a greater understanding of themselves, others, and the world. As part of our Restorative Stories Project, TBG regularly curates personal stories that enlighten and inspire.

As part of our ongoing efforts to increase inclusion in the performing arts field, The Barrow Group selected and collaborated with BIPOC artists to develop their stories. Selected artists participated in a free 10-week story development workshop with Seth Barrish (Co-Artistic Director of The Barrow Group, director of Mike Birbiglia’s Broadway show The New One). The workshop is culminating in this sharing of work-in-progress. Additionally, participants received a small honorarium.

Participants were selected by K. Lorrel Manning (award-winning director), Poorna Jagganathan (award-winning actress), Seth Barrish (TBG co-Artistic Director), and Lee Brock (TBG co-Artistic Director).

This programming made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.